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by selrufus
11 Aug 2012, 19:36
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Wanted tomato relish/chutney recipe please
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Wanted tomato relish/chutney recipe please

I'm looking for a really simple fool proof recipe for either tomato chutney or relish if anyone doesn't mind sharing please?
by selrufus
29 Jun 2012, 18:03
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Raised bed ideas please
Replies: 10
Views: 5713

Raised bed ideas please

I need to make some large raised veg beds size will be approx 16ft long by 4ft wide, the obvious idea is to use pallets but the last lot of beds we made the pallets have started to come away at the sides after 3 years so really need something longer lasting and stronger (perhaps it was just our desi...
by selrufus
23 May 2012, 16:04
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: MEMBERS CHICKEN COOP PHOTO'S (PICS ONLY PLEASE)
Replies: 155
Views: 385600

Re: MEMBERS CHICKEN COOP PHOTO'S (PICS ONLY PLEASE)

I just wanted to update on our plastic shed coop, it is fabulous I love it, its the easiest ever to keep clean and we are saving loads off money as we are using hardly any wood chip on the floor or straw for the nest boxes as they arent digging it all out now. I wish I'd changed from wooden coop to ...
by selrufus
23 May 2012, 16:01
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Friends lost dog
Replies: 19
Views: 2291

Re: Friends lost dog

Just a little update, its still not fantastic news but it is good news he has been sighted twice in the same area at Bardsea exactly where he went missing from so we know he is alive, all the locals are being notified about him with leaflet drops and the search continues in that area, we are really ...
by selrufus
19 May 2012, 20:35
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Friends lost dog
Replies: 19
Views: 2291

Re: Friends lost dog

No good news yet unfortunately, Emma (the owner) and her partner went back out at 4am this morning when the tides turned again but no sign of him, they have been out pretty much already along with some friends putting posters up to let people know he is missing and to keep searching. They have help ...
by selrufus
18 May 2012, 22:11
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Friends lost dog
Replies: 19
Views: 2291

Friends lost dog

I hope no-one minds me posting this and if it is not allowed please remove and I apologise. http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog_blog.php?dogId=39607 This is a link to my friends dog lost poster, he went missing this morning from the Bardsea Estuary area and the owners have been out all day searching, he to...
by selrufus
15 May 2012, 19:17
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chook possibly egg bound?
Replies: 16
Views: 3703

Re: Chook possibly egg bound?

Back from the vets and he said definitely no egg stuck, no sign of EYP and its not ascites, he think s she has just picked up a bug of some kind and is now on the mend he said to keep her separated for another couple of days and to offer her normal pellets but if she doesnt east to tempt her with so...
by selrufus
15 May 2012, 09:03
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chook possibly egg bound?
Replies: 16
Views: 3703

Re: Chook possibly egg bound?

She's already booked in, I booked her in yesterday and the earliest they could see her was this afternoon.
by selrufus
15 May 2012, 08:44
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chook possibly egg bound?
Replies: 16
Views: 3703

Re: Chook possibly egg bound?

This morning there has been a change, she is warm between her legs and her vent and it feels squishy compared to yesterday, does this mean she definitely has peritonitis?
by selrufus
14 May 2012, 21:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chook possibly egg bound?
Replies: 16
Views: 3703

Re: Chook possibly egg bound?

Thanks Jane she is now sat on a nice warm hot water bottle wrapped in a towel. Fingers crossed she's ok overnight.
by selrufus
14 May 2012, 18:33
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chook possibly egg bound?
Replies: 16
Views: 3703

Re: Chook possibly egg bound?

Still no sign of any egg soft or otherwise, but I have got her to eat some scrambled egg mixed in with pellets and corn and a little oil. She is still puckering as if she is trying to pass something, is there anything else I can be doing? I've rung my chicken experienced vet who has said to keep bat...
by selrufus
14 May 2012, 08:49
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chook possibly egg bound?
Replies: 16
Views: 3703

Re: Chook possibly egg bound?

She's no better this morning so I am bringing her in to the house for another very warm bath and have got a dog crate set up for her so she will be warm inside, towels in the tumble dryer getting warm for her to sit on, if she's no better by this afternoon I think I'll pop her to the vets as I feel ...
by selrufus
13 May 2012, 19:36
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chook possibly egg bound?
Replies: 16
Views: 3703

Re: Chook possibly egg bound?

I can't feel any heat between her legs and vent. She is about 18 months to 2 years old. She is pulsating as if trying lay an egg but no mucus or egg yolk around her vent to be seen. She is currently in her nest box as if trying to lay. I have gently felt around in her vent (with gloved hand ) and I ...
by selrufus
13 May 2012, 18:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chook possibly egg bound?
Replies: 16
Views: 3703

Chook possibly egg bound?

My posh girl hasn't laid for a couple of weeks but has been bright eyed and bushy tailed but today she suddenly fluffed up and had a dirty bum (white) and doesn't seem herself. I've given her a warm soapy bath and have had lots of pulsing, I've also covered her vent in olive oil while she's pulsing ...
by selrufus
05 May 2012, 15:07
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Rhubarb?????
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: Rhubarb?????

Can I be rude and use your rhubarb thread to ask a question to?

I have two rhubarb crowns in my raised bed, the first I am getting lovely thick strong stems coming through the other loads of stems but very thin and weak looking, any ideas how I can strengthen the 2nd one up a bit?